1. Through Carolyn Cooper, who was then on a fellowship at the University of
2. See note 42 to the introduction for discussion of some of the processes leading up
to and following the tombstone placement at the grave site in Highgate Cemetery
by the London Caribbean community. The Friends of Highgate Cemetery, who
provide tours through Highgate Cemetery, had no information on the person
buried to the left of Marx. In fact, they asked me to send them a copy of this book
(as other authors who have written on people buried in Highgate have sent theirs)
so they can identify Claudia Jones appropriately, since there are numerous visitors
to the Marx grave.
3. See McLendon’s three-page entry, ‘‘Claudia Jones (1915–1964),’’ subtitled by the
editor ‘‘Political Activist, Black Nationalist, Feminist, Journalist.’’ See also Kelley’s
entry on Jones in Black Women in America.
4. Books on this subject are beginning to appear. Eric McDuffie’s dissertation is
based on oral histories of four left women: Queen Mother Moore, Claudia Jones,
Louise Patterson, and Esther Jackson.
5. Since then published as Ransby, Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement. I have
also learned that Sharon Harley is working on a history of radical black women, as
is Mary Helen Washington, of the University of Maryland.
6. A photographic exhibition in London (February 2005) by Buzz Johnson, which I
was not able to visit, reveals that Buzz’s project may be reinvigorated now.
7. Between 1995 and 1997, I conducted interviews and conversations with Ranjana
Ash, Donald Hinds, Beryl Gilroy, Billy Strachan, Pansy Jeffries, Jessica and Eric
Huntley, Ricky Cambridge, and John La Rose.
8. Based on interview with Pansy Jeffries at her flat in Tollington Way, London,